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Sue Dremann

Staff Writer, Palo Alto Weekly /

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About Sue
Sue Dremann is a veteran journalist who joined the Palo Alto Weekly in 2001. She is an award-winning breaking news and general assignment reporter who also covers the regional environmental, health and crime beats.

She has covered plane crashes, murders, police shootings and other breaking news stories. Sue has written about the Bay Area's dwindling water supply, drought, wildfires and COVID-19.

Her feature stories have included a series on families' struggles to help loved ones with severe mental illness, immigration and deportation, a man's search for his father's killer, a local Native American tribe's quest for recognition, a couple's tale of being lost in the wilderness, an investigation into the city of Palo Alto's flawed response to a 911 call and tracking a local serial killer's deadly trail.

When not working, she enjoys being with her husband, their pets. She can often be found seeking out interesting natural environments and wildflowers.
Stories by Sue
Man charged with hate crimes, robberies against South Asian women
An East Palo man who allegedly ripped the necklaces from the necks of 14 South Asian women has been charged with robbery and hate crimes, the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office said Monday.
[Monday, October 3, 2022]

'Pod house' found in violation of several city building codes
A Palo Alto home that's been touted as a model for affordable shared housing because it's been renovated with 14 small sleeping "pods" has been cited for multiple code violations, according to city of Palo Alto documents.
[Friday, September 23, 2022]

Stanford purchases 759 apartments off Sand Hill Road
Seizing an unexpected opportunity to increase its housing options, Stanford has purchased Oak Creek Apartments, a 759-unit complex located on a prime piece of real estate on Sand Hill Road.
[Thursday, September 22, 2022]

Lawsuit, possible license suspension loom for Tesla over alleged autonomous-vehicle deceptions
Tesla has found itself on a collision course with state and federal agencies -- plus a customer who initiated a class-action lawsuit -- over allegations of misleading the public regarding its cars' self-driving capabilities.
[Friday, September 16, 2022]

Attorney general appeals to state Supreme Court after overturn of three jail guards' murder convictions
The state's top prosecutor filed a petition with the state Supreme Court asking the justices to hear a case involving an Appeal Court that overturned the murder convictions of three former officers for beating an inmate to death.
[Thursday, September 8, 2022]

Former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes asks for new trial
Attorneys for Elizabeth Holmes, the former Theranos CEO convicted of fraud, have asked a federal judge for a new trial, citing a visit to her home by a prosecution witness who had alleged misgiving about his testimony.
[Wednesday, September 7, 2022]

Construction worker dies after fall in downtown Palo Alto
A construction worker who fell into a shaft at a downtown Palo Alto construction site died early Wednesday morning, Palo Alto police said.
[Thursday, August 25, 2022]

Accused killer in cold-case murder of Palo Alto teen arrives at Santa Clara County jail
The Maui man charged with the 1982 cold-case murder of 15-year-old Karen Stitt of Palo Alto has been flown from Hawaii to Santa Clara County and is now being held in the county jail in San Jose.
[Tuesday, August 23, 2022]

San Mateo County COVID-19 cases move to 'low' level
San Mateo County is emerging from the sixth wave of COVID-19 cases, moving to the “low” or “green” COVID-19 community level, meaning case rates and hospitalizations are falling, county authorities have announced.
[Tuesday, August 23, 2022]

Feds seek Theranos fraud victims for information ahead of Elizabeth Holmes, Sunny Balwani sentencings
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California and law enforcement agencies are calling for information from victims of fraud perpetrated by former Theranos executives Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani.
[Saturday, August 20, 2022]